Ladybug Craft: Sun Visors

Ladybug Sun Visors by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

Today I have one of the easiest ladybug crafts ever to share with you! Make these adorable ladybug sun visors using foam visors from the craft store, paint and a round sponge applicator. A fun group craft, great for camp or a sleepover. These are so easy, they just require some drying time, and not even that much! Aren’t they   Read More »

Ladybug Craft: Fabric Scrap Magnets

Ladybug Craft: Fabric Scrap Magnets by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

I have always loved ladybug crafts because they are so darn cute. And, in case you haven’t noticed, I’m kind of a magnet freak too. In making these magnets I was able to use up some fabric scraps, so that was a major bonus. Plus, they’re darn cutesy, don’t you think? That makes this project a win all the way   Read More »

Recycled CD Ladybugs

Recycled CD Ladybugs by @amandaformaro - CraftsbyAmanda.com

It’s not hard to tell after looking through the kid’s crafts on this blog that I love ladybug crafts. They are fun, cute, colorful and most of all, kids love them. I don’t think there’s more affection for a bug (well, maybe lightning bugs) that there is for the ladybug. If you read this blog regularly, then you know that   Read More »

Ladybug Baseball Hat


I love ladybug stuff. I should probably rephrase that, I love making ladybug stuff! They’re so darn cute, and so easy to make. If there’s something round and red, chances are I’ll turn it into a ladybug! I’ve actually been meaning to make this hat for a couple of months, but you know how that is, things you want to   Read More »

Recycled Ladybug Jar


I love ladybugs. :) Ladybug crafts are always cute, they make you smile, and they are easy for kids too. I have a tendency to give everything that’s round and red a second look. Could that be turned into some sort of ladybug?? You’ve probably already seen my plastic lid ladybugs, and my paper plate ladybugs, so it’s probably no   Read More »

Ladybug Coffee Mug

Ladybug Coffee Mug

One of the things I love about spring and the coming of summer is that I have the excuse to make more ladybug crafts! They are so fun and colorful and easy to make, how could I not love creating with them? There’s something utterly cute and cheerful about a ladybug craft. Not sure if it’s the simple shapes or   Read More »

Swirling Twirling Ladybugs

Swirling Twirling Ladybugs

Now that spring is here and the weather is warming up, you and your kids will love this adorable twirling ladybug project! They spin and twirl and look so cute, all you need is a little breeze. These would be a fun decoration for a birthday party, barbecue or just to dress up your child’s bedroom or playroom. First watch   Read More »

Plastic Lid Ladybugs


I’ve been saving the lids from my milk jugs just to make these little cuties, they make a very simple kid’s craft and and fit perfectly in the recycled crafts category! I absolutely love ladybug crafts, you might remember my paper plate ladybugs, or the ladybug rocks I did for Kaboose a few years ago, or the egg carton ladybugs   Read More »

Frog Baseball Hat


Most of you already know about my love for ladybug crafts, but I haven’t told you that I adore frogs almost as much. Last week, when I posted my ladybug baseball hat, I received lots of marvelous comments, but a few stuck out to me. Those were the ones saying they couldn’t get their boys to wear that hat. So,   Read More »

Ladybugs from Egg Cartons

Ladybugs from Egg Cartons

Ladybugs! I love ladybug crafts because they are really easy for kids to make, teenagers think they are cute, and you can vary the colors to make just about anyone smile. As you already know, using recycled items in my craft tutorials is a big thing with me, so it should be no surprise that these little sweeties are made   Read More »

Paper Plate Lady Bugs


Is it silly to love certain crafts you make with your kids? These are one of my all time favorites, made with painted paper plates, scraps of fabric and some felt. I just think they are so darned adorable, I sometimes feel like making some just for me! :) While I did originally make these for FamilyCorner.com a few years   Read More »

Cookie Monster and Elmo Hats


I have been meaning to make these for weeks. One of my boys had asked for a Cookie Monster hat for his birthday back at the beginning of June. I wasn’t able to get him one, but swore I would make one, eventually. When picking up the blue hat at the craft store, they had them on sale, 50% off.   Read More »

Water Bottle Octopus (or Squid)


Aww, isn’t she cute? Your kids can make this fun octopus (or squid, whatever you want to call her) from an empty plastic water bottle! Little ones will probably need help with the scissors, but older kids should be able to make this sea creature all by themselves. Not only is this a fun rainy day project, it’s green too!   Read More »

Top 10 Crafts of 2010

While I was able to do a top 10 post for both 2009 and 2010 on my food blog, this will be the first one for my craft blog. :) This blog means a lot to me. It has allowed me to get out of my creative rut and get back into the craft room again. Sure, I’ve been crafting   Read More »

Safety Pin Bracelet


My daughter came to me one day and said she saw these really cool bracelets made from safety pins and beads. As luck would have it, I had just seen one as well so I promised to make her one. She wanted one made with smaller pins than the one she had seen, so I bought 3/4″ safety pins for   Read More »